Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) today announced that it has entered mass production of its M741 chipset for mobile platform supporting the Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Athlon XP processor. Notebooks adopting the M741 chipset will be available in the market in the first quarter, the chipset vendor said in a statement. The M741 supports the latest AMD Athlon XP 333MHz FSB (front-side bus) clock, proving stable high-speed computing function and multiple RAM formats which include DDR400, 333, and 266. Through SiS' Ultra-AGPIITM Technology and the graphics core, the M741 is able to achieve the VGA throughput up to 3.2GB/s with DDR400, which outperforms the former 2.1GB/s standard speed provided by AGP 8X.
Furthermore, the M741 chipset incorporates SiS' HyperStreaming Technology, which provides multiple divided pipelines for data, allows data to be sent concurrently, and separates data for easier memory retrieval, resulting in a remarkable reduction in latency versus traditional chipsets.
When combined with the SiS162 wireless networking chipset, the M741 offers users a reliable high performance wireless networking solution for mobile platforms. The SiS963 will be coupled with the M741 as the south bridge controller, which integrated with serial ATA high-speed transfer interface. The SiS963 supports Dual-Channel parallel ATA, 6 built-in USB2.0 ports, full 5.1 channel surround sound, V.90 modem and Ethernet network.
News source: DigiTimes